The Simon’s Town harbour is known for frequent great white and Cape yellowtail visits, but this tuna visit is brand new news to us…Thanks again for sharing Tudor Caradoc-Davies!


  1. Edward Truter 21 August, 2016 at 22:21 - Reply

    The question is what species is that? Is it a juvenile bluefin with weird colouration due to the shallows and being over the sand or is it a lost longtail/northern bluefin? Tuna experts?

  2. Owen Li 22 August, 2016 at 01:35 - Reply

    I suspect this is an Allthunnus fallai (Slender tuna):

    Pretty cool to see one inshore like that!

  3. Edward Truter 22 August, 2016 at 11:53 - Reply

    Super interesting Owen Li, your suspicion looks spot-on to me, it’s a species I was not familiar with at all, thank you for weighing in.

    • Owen Li 22 August, 2016 at 12:57 - Reply

      Happy to help! 🙂

  4. wildwillfisher 22 August, 2016 at 13:18 - Reply

    Yep that’s a slender – they come out between the snoek even up the west coast North of Dassen

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